November 17, 2010
French Atomic Energy Commission's petascale Tera 100 supercomputer relies on LSI Engenio system technology to support both high-performance and high capacity data storage requirements
NEW ORLEANS, La., Nov. 17 -- SC10 -- LSI Corporation today announced that LSI Engenio storage system technology has been installed as part of the world's sixth fastest supercomputer at the Military Applications Division (DAM) of the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA). With theoretical processing power of 1.25 petaflops, CEA's Tera 100 supercomputer ranks among the world's fastest supercomputers in the newly published TOP500 list, the biannual ranking of the world's most powerful supercomputer sites.
The implementation of LSI storage technology at CEA/DAM is part of an ongoing OEM partnership between LSI and Bull, a leading high-performance computing (HPC) solutions provider based in Europe. CEA, a government-funded technology research organization, initiated a collaborative program with Bull in 2008 designed to extend the capability of the Tera 100 supercomputing center.
"Supercomputing solutions are essential technology that help to accelerate scientific research by supporting the requirements of the world's most demanding application environments," said Jacques-Charles Lafoucrière, Chef de Service, CEA/DAM. "By offering a balance between processing power, data throughput and fault tolerance, the LSI storage system technology has enabled us to support the widest possible range of computer simulation applications running at the Tera 100 supercomputing center."
The Tera 100 storage cluster combines bullx S Series servers and LSI Engenio storage technology to deliver 200GB/s bandwidth to the CEA IT center's 15 petabyte clustered infrastructure running the Lustre file system.
"LSI is proud to be providing the data storage backbone of one of the world's leading supercomputing centers," said Steve Hochberg, senior director, HPC segment, LSI. "This is a testament to the exceptional performance and reliability of LSI storage system technology, and we're honored to play an integral role in the critical scientific research conducted at this premier government facility."
With over 200 petabytes deployed in HPC environments and more than 500,000 systems shipped across a wide range of workloads and market segments, LSI Engenio storage systems are helping to accelerate scientific research and innovation for many of the world's largest government and university-based research centers.
Demonstrations of LSI storage system technology are available at the SC10 conference (Booth #2946) taking place November 15-18 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.
More information about the LSI HPC business is available at www.lsi.com/hpc.
About the TOP500 List
The TOP500 list is compiled by Hans Meuer of the University of Mannheim, Germany; Erich Strohmaier and Horst Simon of NERSC/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; and Jack Dongarra of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. More information is available at http://www.top500.org/.
LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) is a leading provider of innovative silicon, systems and software technologies that enable products which seamlessly bring people, information and digital content together. The company offers a broad portfolio of capabilities and services including custom and standard product ICs, adapters, systems and software that are trusted by the world's best known brands to power leading solutions in the storage and networking markets. More information is available at www.lsi.com.
Source: LSI Corp.
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